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Report: Car dealership numbers rose in 2011

DETROIT – The number of U.S. car dealerships is rising again after thousands of closures during the recession. It’s another sign of strength for the car industry, which has been …


Auto racing: Truex brothers return to scene of past success

Ryan Truex remembers when the workers on his older brother’s car would stuff him in a box used to hold dirty rags and tape up the hole on top. Terrifying …


Three people cited for leaving dogs in cars

Three Spokane County residents were cited on charges ranging from unsafe confinement to animal cruelty for keeping their dogs in hot cars on Thursday.


Audel’s reputation grows with the details

Some people have a brush with fame. Don Audel’s brush was his ticket to fame.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2012

Spokane woman crushed by own car identified

A Spokane woman who died after being run over by her own car has been identified as Kaitlyn Rebstock, 22.


Transportation expert urges cities to think outside the car

An expert on transportation in the U.S. says communities can save money and create greater vitality by rethinking the way they use transportation dollars. By emphasizing alternatives to the automobile, …


Honda announces recall of 300,000 cars for air bag problems

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 304,000 vehicles globally for air bags that may inflate with too much pressure in a crash, send metal and plastic pieces flying and cause injuries …


Financing often becomes blind spot for car buyers

NEW YORK – Car buyers are getting smarter about negotiating prices. Securing cheap financing is another matter. It’s a common blind spot for consumers, who tend to fixate on the …


Honda Accord tops most-stolen list

The most-stolen car in Washington state last year was the 1991 Honda Accord, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.


Car makers restrict colors over supply from Japan

DETROIT – Chrysler on Friday became the second Detroit automaker to restrict dealers from ordering certain colors due to a “potential” pigment shortage that is related to slow recovery of …


Find out if and how to get your car fixed

Q. Which Toyota vehicles are being recalled? A. Visit www.toyota.com/recall to find the exact years and models. Worldwide it will be more than 4 million vehicles.


Rising demand for cars revs U.S. automakers

DETROIT — The vital signs are improving for American automakers. General Motors may reopen some shuttered factories because it can’t produce four of its vehicles fast enough to meet demand, …


Feds curb clunker deals

WASHINGTON – The government, acknowledging that the cash for clunkers program was running out of money, declared it a success Thursday and killed it off as of 5 p.m. PDT …


Clunker rebate waivers criticized

NEW YORK – Consumer advocacy groups are calling on the Department of Transportation to crack down on dealerships offering questionable sales terms to customers participating in the government’s cash for …


Clunkers boost industry

DETROIT – The government’s “cash for clunkers” program drew car and truck buyers back to American showrooms last month, making July the best month for auto sales in nearly a …


Confusion abounds over cash for clunkers’ future

WASHINGTON – If you didn’t make it to a car dealer last week, have you missed your chance for the cash – and are you stuck with your clunker? Congress …


No stiff upper lips at BritBull car show

What a jolly good surprise. The British car enthusiasts I met Sunday at Valley Mission Park weren’t at all the snobby, limey-loving fussbudgets I feared they might be.


US tests: minor minicar crashes can be costly

WASHINGTON— Even a fender-bender in a fuel-efficient minicar can lead to thousands of dollars worth of repairs, the insurance industry found in new crash tests.


Stimulus includes car incentives

WASHINGTON – Consumers are expected to receive a tax break for the purchase of a new car this year but it may not have much impact on the steep decline …


Vandals targeting vehicles in Spokane

More than 35 vehicles have been vandalized throughout Spokane since Jan. 24.


Program would pay to replace gas hogs

WASHINGTON – Congress is mulling a proposal to pay people to get rid of those old gas guzzlers sitting in their driveways. Under legislation introduced Wednesday in both the House …


New standards hitting the showroom

OLYMPIA – Shopping far and wide for a shiny new truck or gas-sipping sedan? There’s something important you should know. Starting with the 2009 model year, new cars sold in …


Ahh, the first traffic cones of spring

Breathe in. Blooming flowers, freshly mown grass, hot asphalt – they’re the smells of spring.